- ICPC reveals how much worth of stolen assets it was able to recover in 2019
- Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson for the commission says ICPC recovered N77.04 billion
- The ICPC spokesperson said that the money was made from operations and final forfeitures
Rasheedat Okoduwa, the spokesperson for ICPC said the anti-graft agency has been able to recover N77.04 billion worth of stolen assets in 2019.
She disclosed this on Thursday, February 6, while briefing journalists on the commission’s achievements for 2019. The ICPC spokesperson noted that the recovery, both in cash and fixed assets, was gotten as a result of operations, interim and final forfeitures, The News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Okoduwa breaking down the figure explained that N32.038 billion worth of land, buildings, and vehicles was recovered with N767 million from project tracking, and N41.98 billion from frivolous spending of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDA).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the ICPC chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, said the agency recovered 200 properties from corrupt Nigerians.
Owasanoye, in a statement made available to Legit.ng, said that the assets recovered in eight months included plazas, bungalows, and mansions, adding that the commission aims to get back not less than 300 suspicious properties before the end of 2019.
In other news, ICPC disclosed the recruitment exercise into the agency. The anti-graft agency also warned interested candidates in its recruitment exercise to be careful of fraudsters.
The agency said it has engaged the services of DSCL corporate services limited to conduct the recruitment on its behalf to fill vacant positions approved by the government.
Similarly, Goddy Nnadi, the general manager of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund, has been detained by the ICPC, the commission has confirmed. The ICPC's spokesperson said Nnadi was arrested and has since been under the custody of the commission.
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